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Portland Monthly

Star Search: Previewing Portland’s Upcoming Arts Season: From opera to Artists’ Rep, we pick five just-announced shows that could make—or break—Portland’s 2015/16 performing arts scene.

Portland Monthly

Thursday, March 19, 2015

by Ramona DeNies and Fiona McCann

Look ahead Portland! All manner of endeavors are in the works already for the next season of artistic offerings, and a number of the city’s biggest companies have already announced their 2015/16 lineups. We perused the programs and selected our must-sees for next season. Whet your appetites in advance on the bites below.


The Pick: With the world premiere musical Cuba Libre, Artistic Director Dámaso Rodriguez, two years into his role at the helm of Artists Rep, continues his project of expanding the company’s stated remit as a catalyst for new work. Cuba Libre, from the sound of it, will be ambitious, with 21 performers backed by Grammy-nominated Cuban band Tiempo Libre. Also in the mix: actor and playwright Carlos Lacámara, an Artists Rep vet of last season’s Exiles.